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Booming offshore wind market to power jobs, new U.S. heavy industry

At an energy panel in Houston last week, industry and policy leaders highlighted the road map and milestones marking lift-off for the country’s burgeoning offshore wind (OSW) industry. There are now 8 gigawatts (GW) of firm commitments in six Northeast states and a project pipeline of almost 25 GW— enough to power millions of American homes. Bottom line: Tapping … Continue reading Booming offshore wind market to power jobs, new U.S. heavy industry

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Spain’s Bilbao fights to lead European wind power sector

With a brand-new factory and a cluster of specialised firms, the Basque city of Bilbao is the focus of Spain’s wind power industry which is fighting to hold its own in the face of fierce competition from China and northern Europe. Iberdrola and Gamesa, two of the most important players in the sector, have their … Continue reading Spain’s Bilbao fights to lead European wind power sector

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Offshore wind energy marks new chapter in Taiwan

Offshore wind power projects along Taiwan’s western coast will mark a new chapter in energy transformation and underscore the country’s commitment to the development of renewable energy, President Tsai Ing-wen said Saturday. Not only will the projects provide a new source of power, but also help create 20,000 new jobs, Tsai said at a ceremony held … Continue reading Offshore wind energy marks new chapter in Taiwan

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More regional cooperation key to unlocking offshore wind energy potential in the Baltic Sea

On Thursday 3 May, WindEurope organised a breakfast discussion in the European Parliament to explore ways of unlocking the potential for offshore wind in the Baltic Sea. The breakfast was hosted by MEP Claude Turmes and gathered industry leaders, MEPs, and representatives of the European Commission.  WindEurope CEO, Giles Dickson, stressed the potential of offshore … Continue reading More regional cooperation key to unlocking offshore wind energy potential in the Baltic Sea

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Siemens Gamesa obtaining revenues of €2,242 million and an order entry of more than €3,000 million in the second quarter of 2018

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy released its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 (January-March) today. Commercial activity in the second quarter of 2018 remained strong: after three consecutive quarters of growth in order intake, the order backlog has reached €22,041 million and is back to market-peak levels of March 2017. During the period … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa obtaining revenues of €2,242 million and an order entry of more than €3,000 million in the second quarter of 2018

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Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream sells Scottish wind farm project to France’s EDF

Mainstream Renewable Power, the green energy group founded a decade ago by businessman Eddie O’Connor, has sold a wind farm project off the coast of Scotland to a unit of French utilities giant Electricite de France (EDF). While terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Mainstream’s chief executive, Andy Kinsella, told The Irish Times in an … Continue reading Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream sells Scottish wind farm project to France’s EDF

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Vattenfall and Peel Ports in talks about wind farm operations base

The developer behind Norfolk’s largest green energy projects hopes a deal with a local port would trigger major investment from the offshore wind power supply chain, potentially creating thousands of new jobs in the region. Vattenfall, developing Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Peel Ports Great Yarmouth … Continue reading Vattenfall and Peel Ports in talks about wind farm operations base

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New research documents the reduction in the time to install offshore wind farms

New research by the JRC and the University of Saragossa (Spain) documents the reduction in the installation time of offshore wind farms from 2000 to 2017. The research found that installation times for wind farms with monopile foundations were reduced from just below 4 days per MW in 2000–2003 to 1.06 days per MW in … Continue reading New research documents the reduction in the time to install offshore wind farms

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Wood deploys the first scanning lidars on two of Hywind Scotland’s floating wind turbines

Wood has deployed the first scanning lidar (light detection and ranging) devices on two floating wind turbines at the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park located 25 km off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The 30MW project, which is the world’s first commercial floating wind farm, comprises five floating turbines and has the capacity to … Continue reading Wood deploys the first scanning lidars on two of Hywind Scotland’s floating wind turbines

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Taiwan set forth plans to expand its offshore wind energy

Taiwan set forth plans to expand its offshore wind capacity through the implementation of measures in three phases: setting examples, identifying areas with potentials, and zoning for massive development, reports said Monday. Taiwan has selected seven companies to build 10 offshore wind farms along the country’s western coast that will have installed capacity of 3,836 … Continue reading Taiwan set forth plans to expand its offshore wind energy

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Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind power auction

In the second German auction for offshore wind, the Bundesnetzagentur has awarded Ørsted the right to build an additional 551.75MW offshore wind in the German North Sea. Ørsted won with the following projects: Borkum Riffgrund West 1 with a capacity of 420MW at a price of EUR 0 per MWh. Gode Wind 4 with a … Continue reading Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind power auction

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WindEurope CEO urges EU Member States to unleash the potential for floating offshore wind

Europe’s leadership in offshore wind energy, and in facilitating the energy transition, can only be maintained by expanding the renewable energy focus to include floating offshore wind. But this requires stronger commitments from policymakers throughout Europe. With no floating offshore wind projects in the pipeline between 2021 and 2025, there is a window of opportunity … Continue reading WindEurope CEO urges EU Member States to unleash the potential for floating offshore wind

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German offshore wind energy auction strengthens case for accelerated build-out

Germany today announced the results of its latest offshore wind auction. Six projects won. They’ve a total capacity between them of 1.6 GW and are split evenly between the North Sea and Baltic Sea.   The lowest winning bid was €0 MW/h premium above the wholesale power price and the highest was €98.30 MW/h (total … Continue reading German offshore wind energy auction strengthens case for accelerated build-out

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Iberdrola plans one billion euro investment in Baltic Sea wind energy

Iberdrola Renewables Offshore will invest 1 billion euros (878.5 billion pounds) in developing two offshore wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea after winning 486 megawatts (MW) of capacity in a recent auction, managing director Jonathan Cole said. Germany has granted approval for offshore wind parks capable of generating 1,610 megawatts (MW) of power at … Continue reading Iberdrola plans one billion euro investment in Baltic Sea wind energy

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Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind energy auction

In the second German auction for offshore wind, the Bundesnetzagentur has today awarded Ørsted the right to build an additional 551.75MW offshore wind in the German North Sea. Ørsted won with the following projects: Borkum Riffgrund West 1 with a capacity of 420MW at a price of EUR 0 per MWh. Gode Wind 4 with … Continue reading Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind energy auction

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Double win for Tekmar Energy as they support Van Oord on Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3

Tekmar Energy (Tekmar), the global leader in Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for offshore wind farms has been awarded multiple contracts by Van Oord to supply their systems for both the Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3 projects. Deutsche Bucht is a 252 MW offshore wind farm owned by Northland Power which will consist of 31 8 MW … Continue reading Double win for Tekmar Energy as they support Van Oord on Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3

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Ampelmann opens offshore wind energy base in Hamburg

Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has opened its first office in Germany, in response to growing business in the offshore wind sector. The new base, located in Hamburg, will be led by Tim Börner, who has been appointed as Business Development Manager Offshore Wind Germany for Ampelmann. Mr Börner joins the company … Continue reading Ampelmann opens offshore wind energy base in Hamburg

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Cost-competitiveness puts wind energy in front

Today wind power is the most competitively priced technology in many if not most markets worldwide. The emergence of wind/solar hybrids, more sophisticated grid management and increasingly affordable storage begin to paint a picture of what  a fully commercial fossil-free power sector will look like. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its Global Wind … Continue reading Cost-competitiveness puts wind energy in front

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WindEurope press trip visits Bilbao’s thriving wind industry

The Basque Country in Spain has one of the highest concentrations of wind industry companies of any region in the world. Thanks to its port it in Bilbao it is becoming a thriving hub not only for the Spanish wind market but for the European market too. Despite a low installed wind capacity (around 150MW), … Continue reading WindEurope press trip visits Bilbao’s thriving wind industry

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GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult sign five-year R&D agreement to advance offshore wind energy technologies in the UK

GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next generation offshore wind technologies. GE’s recently announced Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine and existing Haliade 150-6MW will undergo advanced test and demonstration programs that accurately replicate real-world operational conditions to … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult sign five-year R&D agreement to advance offshore wind energy technologies in the UK

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